We’re always ready to meet people who share our passion for this work.
Do you want be part of a team of young and seasoned professionals dedicated to VYCC’s mission? If you are ready to work hard and make a difference in the lives of young people, we want to learn more about you!
Interested In Joining Our Staff?
First, A Little About Us…
We believe young people change the world. So, we make it our mission to help them do this by teaching young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another.
Our model is built of a national conservation Corps model that links the core methods of learning, service to community, and paying jobs for young people. Each year we pay over 250 young people (ages 15-26) to do hands-on work in farming and conservation projects via our small crews across the state of Vermont. These amazing experiences help develop each Corps Member’s leadership, teamwork, understanding and embrace of inclusion and equity, and larger professional skills.
We are unified in our vision of being #OneCorpsAllCorps, which unites our 6,000+ alumni, supporters, project partners, and amazing staff as one big team who are making Vermont a great place to live, work, and explore.
Sound like a place you want to work? Awesome! We have periodic openings for full-time or seasonal staff positions at our headquarters in Richmond, VT. All open positions are located further down this page.
VYCC Open Full-Time Staff Positions
Food and Farm Manager
The Farm Production Manager (FPM) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Farm at VYCC, VYCC’s vegetable and poultry farm. The Farm at VYCC is the central life force of VYCC’s nationally recognized Health Care Share. Over the past ten growing seasons, we have proudly established an 8-acre, fully diversified vegetable and poultry farm in Vermont’s Champlain Valley with annual production of ~110,000 pounds of produce, 1,000 meat birds, a flock of laying hens, and a small number of cattle and pigs. Significant infrastructure – tractors, green and hoop houses, walk in coolers, a wash station, fencing – all support farm operations. The FPM will build upon this foundation, overseeing a thriving farm that offers meaningful employment and learning opportunities for youth, young adults, and hundreds of volunteers.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Daniel Schmidt, Chief Program Officer: Daniel.Schmidt@vycc.org. No calls, please.
The Seasonal Administrator (SA) is essential in helping to strengthen the administrative support to both our Farm and Conservation programs during our busy summer season. This position is essential in helping to launch our season and to create a positive experience for our youth and young adult crews! This role is ideal for someone who is detail oriented, committed to accuracy, and enjoys keeping things organized. The AM works across multiple teams at VYCC and directly with our Corps Members. Please read the full job description here.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Laura DeMaria, Administration Manager firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please.
VYCC Open Seasonal Staff Positions
Conservation Field Supervisor
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is hiring a full-time, seasonal Conservation Field Supervisor to join our dynamic team. This position consists of responsibilities that involve supervisory, field, and administrative tasks. The person must easily transition from field-based to office-based responsibilities and will focus on training and supporting 18 Youth and Adult crews that currently comprise the Conservation Program in Vermont. Please read the full job description here.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Hans Melhus, Conservation Program Coordinator email@example.com. (802) 434.3969 ext. 135
VYCC Corps Member Positions
If you are between the ages of 15-26, have you check out our Crew Leader and Crew Member positions for 2019. Apps open now!
Please note: Each listed staff position has a full job description which provides detailed position expectations and how to apply. Most positions are open until filled, unless otherwise noted. We appreciate you signal boosting any of these positions to rad candidates you know. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The VYCC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applications from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women and gender fluid individuals, a variety of sexual orientations, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged. All eligible applicants or job-holders have an equal opportunity in all areas of VYCC employment.
All full-time staff are based out of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps headquarters office at the historic West Monitor Barn, in Richmond, VT. Our office is a team-centered, bustling, and fun open office atmosphere, which offers staff opportunities to interact and collaborate. Successful staff are able maintain focus and productivity, balance personal initiative and independence, and plug into our team in ways that help us do our best work as an organization. Staff enjoy the perks of the Farm at VYCC and forest campus year-round, as well as the happenings of nearby downtown Richmond.